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" About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practise it, "
A French Grammar: To which is Prefixed, an Analysis Relating to that Subject - Page 91
by René Labutte - 1790 - 112 pages
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Elements of English Composition, Grammatical, Rhetorical, Logical, and ...

James Robert Boyd - English language - 1874 - 406 pages
...his address, his pace, and career, as well as the vigor of his horse, and his own skill would allow. This kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen about an age or two ago; who did not practise it for any oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty. It is folly to pretend...
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Moffatt's pupil teachers' course (ed. by T. Page). Candidates, 2nd (-4th) year

Moffatt and Paige - 1879
...reason, but purely for the sake of being witty." It should be arranged thus : " About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not," etc. The following passage is still worse : " It is folly to pretend to arm ourselves...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature..

William Minto - English prose literature - 1881 - 548 pages
...misplacing of clauses. The two following examples are from Irving's ' Elements of Composition : ' — " This kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, about an age or two ago, who did not practise it for any oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty." Here the clause " about...
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Short essays: original and selected

Short essays - 1885 - 195 pages
...reason, but purely for the sake of being witty." It should be arranged thus : " About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not," etc. The following passage is still worse : " It is folly to pretend to arm ourselves...
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The Writer's Handbook, a Guide to the Art of Composition, Embracing a ...

English language - 1888 - 555 pages
...manner as not to separate the relative who from its antecedent countrymen. " About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practice it for any oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty." It is folly...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature: Biographical and Critical, Designed ...

William Minto - English language - 1892 - 552 pages
...misplacing of clauses. The two following examples are from Irving's 'Elements of Composition ' : — " This kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, about an ngo or two ago, who did not practise it tor auy oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty."...
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English Composition

John Nichol - English language - 1893 - 124 pages
...is reported in which the conviction for murder of a subordinate court was on appeal set aside." (17) "This kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, about an age or two ago, who did not practise it for any oblique reason but purely for the sake of being witty." (18) "We nowhere meet with...
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Elements of Prose

William Allport Brockington - English language - 1899 - 151 pages
...first necessity to make clear the referClause. ence of ^e Adjective-clause to its ELEMENTS OF PROSE. " This kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen about an age or two ago, who did not practise it for any oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty." "and to have the principles...
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Composition and Style: A Complete Literary Handbook and Manual with a Guide ...

Robert D. Blackman - Authorship - 1908 - 320 pages
...manner as not to separate the relative who from its antecedent countrymen. " About an age or two ago, this kind of wit was very much in vogue among our countrymen, who did not practice it for any oblique reason, but purely for the sake of being witty." It is folly...
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